40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

SAM SHIN

  • Glenview, Illinois
  • DentiStar

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

DentiStar

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, New York University College of Dentistry


WHY HE WAS NOMINATED:

Dr. Shin has applied nine years’ worth of professional knowledge into every aspect of his practice. “The logo, concept, design, layout, color scheme, wall décor and current dental technology: The idea behind DentiStar is love,” he says. Opened in March 2013, his 1,500-square-foot practice has grown “exponentially,” averaging more than 60 new patients monthly and grossing $1.3 million last year.

PHILOSOPHY:

“Complete patient care incorporating seven elements: knowledge, experience, skill, patience, honesty, humility and love.”

SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW:

“I’m afraid to go to the dentist.”